I’m a huge fan of the playful, modern style of Rebecca from Fresh Chick Design Studio… and here’s a wonderful example of that signature style in action!
This adorable Elephants & Alphabets baby shower that she recently designed for a friend dons a stylish citrus & pewter color palette, lots of contemporary graphics, darling themed treats, and 2 fabulous food tables adorned with suspended parasols and giant tissue poms hanging overhead! And by incorporating elements with a slightly more vintage feel – such as floral fabrics, bakers twine, and mason jars – Rebecca adds a sweet, charming touch to the mix of modern silhouettes and bold colors.
Read on for lots more playful pics + all the creative party details… (P.S. I’m filing this under Kids Parties too because this would make for a darling first birthday party theme!)
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Rebecca…
COLORS: Tangerine, Pewter, Cornflower
We wanted a color scheme that didnʼt scream boy but that still fit with the mamaʼs fun
Elephants & Alphabets
We decided on this theme since Shannon was going to incorporate elephants into baby Landonʼs Nursery. We also decided on the addition of the alphabet for a touch of baby whimsy.
Dwell Studio Elephant Picture Frame
We wanted to add interest by mixing various patterns in the fabrics…two different fabrics with dots and a playful floral fabric dressed the backdrop and tabletop. White & pewter DIY tissue poms were hung from the ceiling by ribbon for some pretty visual texture.
For height on the table we made some cupcake stands by taking candle sticks, wooden discs, spray paint and hot glue. On top of the wooden discs we use patterned paper circles that matched all of the printed decor. Instead of apothecary jars, large mason style jars were use for the candy display for a more masculine feel. We loved combining girly and boy elements to appeal to both mama & baby boy. A fun banner that said “hello baby!” was added to the back drop for color.
Another fun diy project were the food / treat signs. We painted miniature easels white, and then added a ribbon to the top with hot glue. The easels came with canvases so we made printed signs and used glue dots to fix them to the canvas, and there you go!
We love taking store bought cakes and making them fabulous! With a few special requests and a few add-on embellishments, any plain cake can go from eh? to ahhhh!! Fabulous fondant pieces were provided by Stacy of Scrumptious Swirls . Amazing sugar cookies added needed sweetness to thee treat table from The Cookie Jar and darling
fondant toppers from Two Sugar Babies were the perfect addition to some delicious cupcakes.
We served homemade chicken salad with craisins and celery on croissants, mini honey turkey & swiss sandwiches, pasta salad, ramen coleslaw, fruit kabobs, and chips with dip.
The Crust – 1/4 cup of each chopped; pecans, walnuts & almonds; 2 tablespoons
butter; 3/4 cup nilla wafer cookie crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar; mixed…then spoon 2
tablespoons of the mixture into the bottom of the jars
The filling – Philadelphia Ready-Made Cheesecake Filling (shhhh, donʼt tell!), then we added in mini chocolate chips…tah-dah!!!”